Motor cognition: a new paradigm to study self–other interactions

  title={Motor cognition: a new paradigm to study self–other interactions},
  author={Philip L. Jackson and Jean Decety},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
The Role of the Right Temporoparietal Junction in Social Interaction: How Low-Level Computational Processes Contribute to Meta-Cognition
  • J. Decety, C. Lamm
  • Psychology, Biology
    The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry
  • 2007
A quantitative meta-analysis of 70 functional neuroimaging studies demonstrates that the right inferior parietal cortex is also engaged in lower-level (bottom-up) computational processes associated with the sense of agency and reorienting attention to salient stimuli.
Shared Cortical Anatomy for Motor Awareness and Motor Control
Denial was associated with lesions in areas related to the programming of motor acts, particularly Brodmann's premotor areas 6 and 44, motor area 4, and the somatosensory cortex, suggesting that monitoring systems may be implemented within the same cortical network that is responsible for the primary function that has to be monitored.
Social cognition in premotor and parietal cortex
It is suggested that PM neurons provide information about an action's agent and effector as primitives of action cognition within the mirror neuron network, while parietal neurons represent social space and participate in the recognition of another agent's actions in relation to one's own actions within the parieto-prefrontal network.
Toward a Unified Social Motor Cognition Theory of Understanding Mirror-Touch Synaesthesia
It is proposed that these two disparate theories of mirror-touch synaesthesia can be synthesized under a unified social motor cognition theory which states that action observation engages two complementary levels of cognitive processing.
Self awareness and speech processing: An fMRI study
The extrastriate cortex distinguishes between the consequences of one's own and others' behavior
The neural bases of cooperation and competition: an fMRI investigation


Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the understanding and imitation of action
Evidence for the existence of a system, the 'mirror system', that seems to serve this mapping function in primates and humans is discussed, and its implications for the understanding and imitation of action are explored.
A system in the human brain for predicting the actions of others
Functional magnetic resonance imaging is tested to provide compelling evidence that areas within the action control system of the human brain are indeed activated when predicting others' actions, but a different action sub-system is activated when preparing one's own actions.
What imitation tells us about social cognition: a rapprochement between developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience.
  • A. Meltzoff, J. Decety
  • Psychology, Biology
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
  • 2003
The mechanisms involved in infant imitation provide the foundation for understanding that others are 'like me' and underlie the development of theory of mind and empathy for others, and functional neuroimaging studies that explore the neurophysiological substrate of imitation in adults are analyzed.
A PET Exploration of the Neural Mechanisms Involved in Reciprocal Imitation
Imitation is a natural mechanism involving perception-action coupling which plays a central role in the development of understanding that other people, like the self, are mental agents. PET was used
Predicting Perceptual Events Activates Corresponding Motor Schemes in Lateral Premotor Cortex: An fMRI Study
It is shown with functional magnetic resonance imaging that even in the absence of movement the prediction of sequential patterns activates brain areas involved in the representation of specific motor schemas.
Premotor cortex and the recognition of motor actions.
Effect of subjective perspective taking during simulation of action: a PET investigation of agency
It is suggested that the right inferior parietal, precuneus and somatosensory cortex are specifically involved in distinguishing self-produced actions from those generated by others.